On the Ground in Iowa

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood. Learn more about the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative now.

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

JDAI is a network of juvenile justice practitioners and other system stakeholders across the country working to build a better and more equitable youth justice system. Learn more about what happens in a juvenile detention center and the importance of juvenile detention alternatives now!


A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

Lessons From Iowa

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More Children Growing Up in Rented Homes

Recent data show that the rate of homeownership is dropping in the U.S., which can prevent families from building assests and moving toward financial security.

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New Report Captures Local Perspectives on Making Connections

Local Voices: On-the-Ground Perspectives on Driving Community Change in the Making Connections Sites is a new report, produced in partnership with Community Science, that examines the contributions of Casey’s signature community change initiative, Making Connections, in building community capacities and achieving local results.

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The ABC's of Early Childhood

Trends, Information and Evidence for Use in Developing an Early Childhood System of Care and Education

This report provides evidence to support greater investment in a comprehensive system of early childhood care and education.

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